Italian group donates scholarship funds to Christ the King

Italian Amer Art Scholarship

From left to right: CK Principal Geri Martinez, CK President Michael Michel, Chairman of Associazione Culturale Italiana Di New York Tony DiPiazza, CK Chairman Serphin Maltese, Associazione Culturale Italiana Board of Directors members Frank DiPiazza, Joe Nastasi, Maurizio Troia and Tony Mule.

Late last month, officers from the Italian-American organization, Associazione Culturale Italiana Di New York, visited Christ the King High School.

The group donated $5,500 from a local comedy show for art scholarships for CTK students.

The scholarship will be called the “Constance DelVecchio Maltese Art Scholarship,” named after the late wife of CTK Chairman Serphin Maltese.

The late Maltese was a renowned artist whose achievements included the award-winning “Age of Discovery Navigators” portrait series.

She was knighted by the Republic of Italy and given the title “Cavaliere” for her artistic achievements, which enhanced Italian-American heritage.

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